Mar 25, 2020

Coordinator - Transition

  • Baltimore City Public Schools
  • Baltimore, MD, USA
Executive Leadership

Job Description

Related positions are contingent on board approval.

Coordinates the development, integration and implementation of activities associated with the transitioning of students with educational disabilities to appropriate post-secondary opportunities. Works collaboratively with school-based staff, outside agency service providers and colleges and universities to provide a holistic approach to the transition process.

Essential Functions
  • Coordinates, manages and oversee the daily operations of City Schools age appropriate transition programs for students with disabilities.
  • Prepares and maintains documentation of programs and activities.
  • Works cooperatively with school-based transition coordinators and school-based administrators in the identification and training of school-based case managers.
  • Plans professional development and provides technical assistance to school-based transition coordinators, special and general educators, and school counselors related to specially designed instruction transition supports.
  • Works collaboratively across offices to ensure that the transition goals are developed using appropriate IEP procedures, and that it reflects the career / occupational competencies required to access adult services agencies and the competencies required to participate in and contribute to the community.
  • Participates in the development of transition training packets and the implementation of transition training sessions for students, parents, multidisciplinary team members, and other designated school-based personnel.
  • Assists in the development of coordinated interagency strategies to collect, share, and use student assessment data, with appropriate input and authorization of students and families.
  • Develops and implements methods and strategies for increasing families? knowledge and skills about transition-related issues and topics, including transition-focused educational program development.
  • Identifies family service needs related to transition outcomes and assists families to connect with support networks.
  • Identifies post-secondary service needs using transition planning documents in conjunction with relevant agencies to facilitate linkages to adult services.
  • Provides supervision and guidance to Educational Specialist ? Transition and other staff.
  • Functions as project manager for corrective actions plans for transition.
  • Performs and promotes all activities in compliance with equal employment and nondiscrimination policies; follows federal laws, state laws, school boards policies and the professional standards.
COMPETENCIES
  • Customer Focus ? Commits to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external stakeholders; acts with stakeholders in mind; values importance of providing high-quality customer service.
  • Interpersonal Skills ? Builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact to diffuse tense situations; can put others at ease and disarm hostility.
  • Managing Relationships ? Responds and relates well to people in all positions; is seen as a team player and is cooperative; looks for common ground and solves problems for the good of all.
  • Functional/Technical Skills ? Possesses required functional and technical knowledge and skill to accomplish job tasks at a high level; demonstrates active interest and ability to enhance and apply new functional skills.

Maximum Salary 106548.00

Minimum Salary 82607.00

Desired Qualifications
  • Master?s degree in education, vocational rehabilitation, transitioning, guidance or closely related field. Degree must be from an accredited college or institution.
  • Valid Maryland State Department of Education Advanced Professional Certificate with Administrator I or Principal/Supervisor endorsement with a teaching or related services endorsement AND five years of teaching and/or related administrative experience working with students with special needs OR seven years professional experience in implementing programs associated with the transitioning of students with disabilities to post-secondary education, employment, independent living, family support, and/or economic and social self-sufficiency to include at least two years in a lead or supervisory capacity.
  • Experience with special needs students in transition planning to post-secondary education, school to work, and community life preferred.
  • Knowledge of best practice in transition services for students with disabilities.
  • Knowledge of transition planning and anticipated services in Individual Education Program (IEP) programs.
  • Knowledge and experience with federal and state legislation guidelines governing the IEP process.
  • Interpersonal skills that ensure effective team building.
  • Organizational, management, leadership and supervisory skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to make persuasive presentations.
  • Proficient in the knowledge and use of technical computer applications.
  • Ability to plan and deliver training and professional development for transition services and activities.

Full time or Part time Full time

Additional Details

Qualified candidates for the above position must submit the following:
  • Completed online application
  • Resume that clearly demonstrates the above minimum qualifications. It is important that you include all experiences and education related to the position to which you are applying.
  • Upload copies of all transcripts -undergraduate, graduate and all MSDE Certifications
  • Must provide three (3) professional references to include: name, title, business address, e-mail address and phone number
  • All documentation/certification necessary (scanned copies accepted) to substantiate minimum qualifications; must be uploaded into application
  • All documentation must be scanned and uploaded to application
Benefits -- This position is eligible for benefits. To review the available options please see the information relevant to the union for this position by viewing the following link: http://www.baltimorecityschools.org

Baltimore City Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry or national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or age in its employment, programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts of America and other designated youth groups. For inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies, please contact Equal Opportunity Manager, Title IX Coordinator Equal Employment Opportunity and Title IX Compliance Office 200 E. North Avenue, Room 208 Baltimore, MD 21202; 410-396-8542 (phone); 410-396-2955 (fax).

This position is affiliated with the Public School Administrators and Supervisors (PSASA) bargaining union.

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